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Comprehensive Description

Biology: Nematocysts

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LocationImageCnidae TypeRange of
Lengths (m)
Range of
Widths (m)
nNState
Fautin D. G., 1984
Actinopharynx
basitrichs  20.5 - 36.1  x  2.3 - 3.9  118 13 / 13 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  18.9 - 27.9  x  3.3 - 5.7  72 12 / 13 unfired
Column
basitrichs  17.2 - 27.9  (30.3) x  2.5 - 3.3  87 10 / 10 unfired
Filaments
basitrichs (18.6)  19.7 - 33.6  x  2.1 - 4.7  89 11 / 14 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  19.7 - 28.7  x  3.5 - 6  97 14 / 14 unfired
Tentacles
basitrichs  23 - 43.5  x  2.3 - 3.7  190 13 / 13 unfired
microbasic b-mastigophores  33.6 - 55.8  x  5.7 - 8.4  (9) 48 8 / 13 unfired
microbasic p-mastigophores  18.9 - 27.3  x  3.3 - 4.9  45 6 / 13 unfired
spirocysts  27.1 - 76.3  x  2.7 - 5.6  172 13 / 13 unfired
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Physical Description

Type Information

Syntype for Actinostola pergamentacea McMurrich
Catalog Number: USNM 17779
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): United States Fish Commission
Year Collected: 1888
Locality: Off Of Gulf, Chubut, Argentina, South Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 94.2 to 94.2
Vessel: Albatross R/V
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Syntype for Actinostola excelsa McMurrich, 1893
Catalog Number: USNM 17781
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): United States Fish Commission
Year Collected: 1888
Locality: Grande Bay, East of, Santa Cruz, Argentina, South Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 92.4 to 92.4
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Syntype: McMurrich, J. P. 1893. Scientific Results of Explorations by the U.S. Fish Commission Steamer Albatross. No. XXIII. Report on the Actiniae Collected by the United States Fish Commission Steamer Albatross During the Winter of 1887-1888. Proc. U.S.N.M. 16: 119-216.
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Syntype for Actinostola excelsa McMurrich, 1893
Catalog Number: USNM 17780
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Invertebrate Zoology
Preparation: Alcohol (Ethanol)
Collector(s): United States Fish Commission
Year Collected: 1888
Locality: Cape Vigia, Between Puerto Deseado And San Julian, Santa Cruz, Argentina, South Atlantic Ocean
Depth (m): 106 to 106
Vessel: Albatross R/V
  • Syntype: McMurrich, J. P. 1893. Scientific Results of Explorations by the U.S. Fish Commission Steamer Albatross. No. XXIII. Report on the Actiniae Collected by the United States Fish Commission Steamer Albatross During the Winter of 1887-1888. Proc. U.S.N.M. 16: 119-216.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 84 specimens in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 52 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 18 - 2041
  Temperature range (°C): -0.068 - 9.751
  Nitrate (umol/L): 3.704 - 33.348
  Salinity (PPS): 32.545 - 34.739
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.181 - 7.459
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.793 - 2.286
  Silicate (umol/l): 2.375 - 120.439

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Depth range (m): 18 - 2041

Temperature range (°C): -0.068 - 9.751

Nitrate (umol/L): 3.704 - 33.348

Salinity (PPS): 32.545 - 34.739

Oxygen (ml/l): 4.181 - 7.459

Phosphate (umol/l): 0.793 - 2.286

Silicate (umol/l): 2.375 - 120.439
 
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 254 - 254
  Temperature range (°C): -0.277 - -0.277
  Nitrate (umol/L): 31.538 - 31.538
  Salinity (PPS): 34.546 - 34.546
  Oxygen (ml/l): 6.105 - 6.105
  Phosphate (umol/l): 2.222 - 2.222
  Silicate (umol/l): 89.293 - 89.293
 
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